Pak rugby delegation returns home after attending rugby conference


LAHORE, Sept 18 (APP): Two-member Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU)
delegation comprising head coach Shakeel Ahmed Malik and women wing coordinator Roma Abbas here on Monday returned home after attending
two days ‘Get Into Rugby’ conference, held in Dubai on Sept 16-18.
Shakeel Mailk said that the conference was attended by 28 Asian
countries’ representatives and Asia Rugby was very much impressed with
PRU GIR programme. “It is a matter of great satisfaction for that PRU
led ‘Get Into Rugby’ till June this year in Asia,” he said adding “Now
China is leading in Asia GIR. But good thing for PRU that from 150 Plus Unions, PRU is on 8th position in World Rugby GIR Programme”.
Shakeel said that he is very happy at the feedback about PRU from Asia
rugby and different Asian countries. We have a very good contest with China, Japan, India, Thailand and other Asian countries and we did a great job. We were at Number one position for first six month of the ongoing year and we are at fourth position and hope we will do the some great work in the last three months of this year and reach the top position again.
He expressed his gratitude to Pakistan Rugby Union Chairman Fawazi
Khwaja and President Arif Saeed for their support to promote rugby at grassroots level in all main cities of Pakistan.